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Anne Lowery was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. She worked as a police officer for almost fifteen years before returning to her alma mater, Kent State University, to earn a Masters Degree and change careers to become a reference librarian. She worked at the Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and the Henderson Memorial Library in Jefferson, Ohio before being named Director of the New London Public Library in 2008.

She is an accomplished musician and die-hard Cleveland Indians fan. Anne is a life-long student of American history, particularly the Civil War and does genealogy and historical research “for fun.” Anne Lowery is the author of Rumor Has It.

According to the book description of Rumor Has It, “1974, Washington DC was abuzz with Watergate and the boxing world was abuzz with news of the second fight between Frazier and Ali. But in a small town hanging in central Ohio, mid way between Cleveland and Toledo, the talk of the town was not Watergate or Ali. It was water and blood. And the current underneath? Good old fashioned gossip.

In Anne Lowery’s new book, Rumor Has It, politics, murder, and gossip intertwine like threads in a quilt, weaving a story blending fact and fiction which even the newspapers couldn’t quite keep straight.

About the Cortland Police Department
According to the Cortland City Police Department, it is “a full-service law enforcement agency consisting of full-time, part-time, and reserve police officers. The department offers 24-hour patrol and citizen complaint response, as well as providing additional services such as vacation checks, business and citizen programs, fingerprinting, etc. The police department maintains high-quality, professional police officers who combine formal education with training and experience. These officers, although generalists by requirement, also maintain many areas of specialization to provide the community with adequate law enforcement techniques needed in the 2000s.

The Cortland Police Department is organized into the Chief’s Office, the Uniformed Division, Detective Bureau and Records Division. The Uniformed Division is responsible for: All uniform personnel; Uniform Sergeant's office; Bicycle patrol officers; Communications; STOP DWI enforcement; Tactical response unit; Records unit; Parking enforcement officers; and, School crossing guards.

The Detective Bureau of the Cortland Police Department is responsible for Detective Lieutenant - Officer in Charge; Public Information Officer; Criminal investigations; Investigators; Youth Division; Drug Task Force officer; Evidence custody control; and Lost and found property supervision.

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